Original Joshua Rome (born 1953) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fuyushigoto (Winter Work), 1984
Joshua Rome - Born in the United Stated in 1953, Joshua Rome went to Japan in 1973, apprenticing to well-known woodblock print artist Clifton Karhu. Today, he is one of the most-recognized artists working in the medium of woodblock printing, exhibiting internationally, with works included in major museum collections such as the British Museum. He designs, carves, and prints his works himself, often using a special burnishing technique that emphasizes the grain of the wood, adding a subtle, atmospheric texture. After living in rural village near Kyoto for twenty-five years, Rome returned to the U.S. in 1998, and now lives in Vermont. Collectors prize his lyrical, quietly expressive images.
Comments - Atmospheric scene of a man working in a field in winter, stacking bundles of tall reeds or grasses for thatch into a pyramid at right. The field is covered with golden brown stubble, the view framed by uncut stalks at left, and a bare tree is shown in soft silhouette against the wintry gray sky. A richly patterned design.
- J Rome '84 in pencil in bottom margin with red artist's seal
- Fuyushigoto in pencil in bottom margin
Artist - Joshua Rome (born 1953)
Image Size - 15 3/4" x 21 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.